Heavy and Extra-heavy Oil Upgrading Technologies
- James Speight, Editor, Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and editor of the journal, Energy Sources. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah.
Clear and rigorous, Heavy and Extra-heavy Oil Upgrading Technologies will prove tool for those scientists and engineers already engaged in fossil fuel science and technology as well as scientists, non-scientists, engineers, and non-engineers who wish to gain a general overview or update of the science and technology of unconventional fossil fuels in general and upgrading technologies in particular. The use of microorganisms and a number of physical methods, such as ultrasound, median microwave, cold plasma, electrokinetic and monocrystalline intermetallics, etc., will be discussed for the first time.
AudienceProduction engineers, Reservoir Engineers, Petroleum Process Engineers, Geologists and Research and development engineers
- Published: April 2013
- Imprint: GULF PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING
- ISBN: 978-0-12-404570-5
Table of Contents
Part One –Primary Upgrading Technologies
- Delayed Coking
- Fluid Coking and Flexicoking
- Fluid Catalytic Cracking
- Hydroconversion Part Two – Secondary Upgrading Technologies
- Hydrotreatment for Bitumen-Derived Liquids Part Three – Enhanced Upgrading
- Solvent Deasphalting and Supercritical Extraction
- Hydrovisbreaking and Fast Pyrolysis